From Staff Reports

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RIVERTON — The USD 404 Board of Education heard from Terry Sercer with Diehl, Banwart, Bolton, CPA, P.A. regarding the district 2011-12 audit report. Brett Warstler moved to approve the auditor’s report as presented; Tom Wimmer seconded; carried unanimously.

Kurtis Gregory and Lyman Jennings addressed the board in executive session for a total of 35 minutes regarding non-elected personnel.

Cory White, High School Principal, gave the board final enrollment numbers.

Cory White, High School Principal, reported the High School Site Council met on Thursday evening.

Cory White, High School Principal, reported the High School met the building-wide Standard of Excellence in Reading, Math and Science.

Cory White, High School Principal, reported the technology instructors are looking at incorporating graphic designs by adding a screen printing component to the department. More information will be provided to the board at a later date.

Mrs. Becky Murray, Middle School Principal, gave the board final enrollment numbers.

Mrs. Becky Murray, Middle School Principal, reported the Middle School Site Council met on Wednesday morning.

Keith Wilson, Elementary Principal, gave the board final enrollment numbers.

Keith Wilson, Elementary Principal, reported the front door pick up on the east side of the building will be changing. Notes will be sent home to parents informing them of the change.

Keith Wilson, Elementary Principal, reported the District, Mrs. Murray as well as himself were recognized at the recent AdvancEd conference in Wichita.

Todd Berry, Superintendent, gave the board a legislative update.

Todd Berry, Superintendent, reported on the Cherokee County Truancy Program. The grant money for this program has been eliminated. The area school districts as well as the county will help fund this program for the fiscal year 2013.

Todd Berry, Superintendent, reported a patron had approached the district about the possibility of baling the grass on the south end of the soccer complex.

Todd Berry, Superintendent, gave the board information on the Capital Outlay Resolution for the district.

Brett Warstler moved to approve the 4 mill Capital Outlay Resolution as presented. John Gaines seconded; carried unanimously.

John Gaines moved to approve the following Elementary Site Council members: Brett Warstler, Audie Tash, Whitney Moran, Ashley Busby, Jennifer Davis, Billie Riggs, Renea Pliler, Teresa Greninger, Tyne Boyes, Kyndra Lunderman, Chad Harper and Keith Wilson. Tom Wimmer seconded; carried unanimously.

Tom Wimmer addressed the board in executive session for a total of 35 minutes regarding nonelected personnel.

John Gaines addressed the board in executive session for a total of 15 minutes regarding nonelected personnel.

Tim Wilson moved to hire Chris Swartz to fill the High School Golf coach vacancy. James Beck seconded; carried unanimously.

Brett Warstler moved to table the filling of the Director of Buildings, Grounds, Transportation vacancy. Danny Anderson seconded; carried unanimously.

Brett Warstler moved to appoint Sherryll Vogel to fill the vacancy on the U.S.D. 404 Education Foundation Board. Danny Anderson seconded; carried unanimously.

The following bids were received for the 65 passenger school bus:

• Fermin Chavez $499

• Matt Swift $875

• Ted Houser $1,550

Brett Warstler moved to accept the bid of $1,550 from Ted Houser for the 65 passenger school bus. Tom Wimmer seconded; carried unanimously.